Hooper walked onward, at a slow and quiet pace, stooping somewhat, and looking on the ground, as is customary with abstracted men, yet nodding kindly to those of his parishioners
who still waited on the meeting-house steps.
'And will she go about in a plain shawl, and a large straw bonnet, carrying tracts and bone soup to her husband's poor parishioners
dropped in by twos and threes, deposited themselves in rows before her, rested three-quarters of a minute on their foreheads as if they were praying, though they were not; then sat up, and looked around.
But I gathered from Adam Bede, to whom I talked of these matters in his old age, that few clergymen could be less successful in winning the hearts of their parishioners
"Cousin of one of my parishioners
. I do not consider her choice of a piece happy.
"That is because they are not my parishioners
. And I don't think my sermons are worth a load of coals to them."
Elizabeth was chiefly struck by his extraordinary deference for Lady Catherine, and his kind intention of christening, marrying, and burying his parishioners
whenever it were required.
The public spirit of my parishioners
asks for nothing but money and beer.
They still continued to live at the vicarage, the lady dividing her time between her father, her husband, and their poor parishioners
, - and subsequently her rising family; and now that the Reverend Michael Millward has been gathered to his fathers, full of years and honours, the Reverend Richard Wilson has succeeded him to the vicarage of Linden-hope, greatly to the satisfaction of its inhabitants, who had so long tried and fully proved his merits, and those of his excellent and well-loved partner.
His convictions drag him out of his little home at all hours to minister to the sick and exhort the wicked; they give him no rest, and never let him feel he has done enough; and when he comes home weary, after a day's wrestling with his parishioners
' souls, he is confronted on his doorstep by filthy abuse pasted up on his own front door.
For I would have you know, Sir Errant, that in these little villages everything is talked about and everything is carped at, and rest assured, as I am, that the priest must be over and above good who forces his parishioners
to speak well of him, especially in villages."
The Jesuits were accompanied to the place of their embarkation by their simple and affectionate parishioners
, who took leave of them with tears and sobs.